Sakata Rice Crackers Case Study

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The nutritional content of Sakata Rice Crackers can be found in the results (tables 1 and 2) (Graphs 1 – 6). As we look at the breakdown in this product (Graph 7), we can see that the health concern of this product is in the high levels of carbohydrates. Carbohydrates are a key part of a healthy diet and help keep your cells, tissues and muscles, energized. They also serve as the main source of energy for your brain. However, while eating carbs is important, consuming too many can contribute to health problems, from short-term issues to long-term chronic disease. Not only can consuming too many carbs lead to diseases, but also they high in calories. Calories aren 't naturally bad; they actually provide the energy you need to stay active (Sylvie Tremblay, MSc. 2018). However, eating too many calories can lead to yourself gaining weight because your body will store any extra energy as fat. Eating too many carbs can also harmfully affect your blood sugar levels. Blood sugar serves as a source of energy for the body’s cells, however too many carbs, especially from high GI foods, can be digested quickly causing a spike in the blood sugar levels (Sylvie Tremblay, MSc. 2018). The body responds by releasing hormones to lower the blood sugar levels but ends up overbalancing and causing a blood sugar crash that leaves you feeling tired and hungry. Over time, eating too many carbs can once again harmfully affect your ability to control your blood sugar levels. People who eat a High GI

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